In his eighties now, Sondheim can proudly look back at his staggering body of work that has and continues to mesmerize audiences worldwide.
[CINDERELLA'S PRINCE] Did I abuse her or show her disdain? If I should lose her, how shall I regain The heart she has won from me? Beyond power of speech When the one thing you want Is the only thing out of your reach [RAPUNZEL'S PRINCE] High in her tower, she sits by the hour Maintaining her hair Blithe and becoming, and frequently humming A lighthearted air...
I had this dream of becoming an artist A painter, a poet, who knows?
I had a nice little talent for drawing And a natural feeling for prose I even began to compose So many talents Wasn't I blessed?
The witty, insightful, and often brash dialogue offers a window into the ups and downs of modern relationships in New York City. Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
Lovett singing a contemplative ballad about the virtues of waiting right about now.
[RAPUNZEL'S PRINCE] What's as intriguing— [CINDERELLA'S PRINCE] Or half so fatiguing— [BOTH] As what's out of reach? As they each speak of the respective woman they are pursuing, they try to outdo one another in terms of how much pain they claim they are in.
Till you're climbing her hair, and you see her Up there, as you're nearing her All the while hearing her 'A-a-a-a-a-a-ah.' [BOTH] Agony! I must have her to wife Cinderella and Rapunzel’s princes (who are brothers, as we learn) catch up with each other in the woods.
He wasn’t afraid to try the unconventional and his concept comedies achieved a lot of success.
The news came following a post-show discussion during the Festival's production of Sweeney Todd.
The Public Theater said in a comment, "We are happily developing the Buñuel project with Stephen Sondheim and hope to present it in the near future, but no set date has been confirmed." The new musical will adapt two Buñuel films for the stage: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and The Exterminating Angel.
At the New Yorker Festival in 2014, Sondheim described the two as works about a group of people attempting to dine together and the nightmarish aftermath of a group dining together, respectively.
His father, Herbert Sondheim, was a successful dress manufacturer, his mother, Janet Fox, a fashion designer.
“Suffice to say that Ross has done a brilliant job of choosing the material, writing dialogue that unifies the program, and performing each song with his own knowing sensibility.